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Delayed Flight - Will AS Lounge Stay Open? (Very Unlikely)

Delayed Flight - Will AS Lounge Stay Open? (Very Unlikely)

Old Mar 14, 2024, 6:37 pm
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Delayed Flight - Will AS Lounge Stay Open? (Very Unlikely)

Have an upcoming flight that is delayed around 3 hours to 12:45am which puts departure past the LAX lounge closing hours. Does anyone know if the 11pm closing time is a hard time or do they keep the lounge open until the last flight has departed if there are delays?
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Old Mar 14, 2024, 7:33 pm
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SOP is for the lounge to close as usual.
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Old Mar 14, 2024, 9:24 pm
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Its definitely a hard close lounge. 1045pm they warn ya, 11pm...they boot ya. They start start cleaning up about 1030 so they can get out of there quick.
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Old Mar 14, 2024, 9:42 pm
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If you have the AS lounge+, walk over the T4/5 and use Admirals club which closes at 1am.
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Old Mar 14, 2024, 11:10 pm
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Originally Posted by rune87
Its definitely a hard close lounge. 1045pm they warn ya, 11pm...they boot ya. They start start cleaning up about 1030 so they can get out of there quick.
At SFO they start turning off the lights around 15 minutes to closing time.
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Old Mar 14, 2024, 11:15 pm
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Thanks all - useful information. Wish the lounge was open later with frequent delays these days but so it goes.
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Old Mar 16, 2024, 11:02 pm
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Alaska looks at the lounge as a stand-alone product. With hours. Guidelines. Services.

Its a product, not an amenity.

The bigger international carriers sell their lounges as an amenity - part of the experience for a premium fare.

if its an amenity, they have to work to match it to the product, and they do. If its a product, they manage the product. And for Alaska, its a product.
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Old Mar 17, 2024, 12:18 am
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Yeah, I'd be very surprised if any US carrier kept their lounge open past the published closing time purely to accommodate pax on a delayed flight.
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Old Mar 17, 2024, 6:35 am
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Originally Posted by dkc192
Yeah, I'd be very surprised if any US carrier kept their lounge open past the published closing time purely to accommodate pax on a delayed flight.
I've heard of other airlines doing this. Not AS however.
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Old Mar 17, 2024, 12:54 pm
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At LAX, the carpeted airside connector between Terminal 6 and 7 is a popular space for people to lounge.
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Old Mar 17, 2024, 4:46 pm
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Originally Posted by PaperGlider
At LAX, the carpeted airside connector between Terminal 6 and 7 is a popular space for people to lounge.
And to sleep, especially around that time.
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